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Naming Canada: Stories About Canadian Place Names

Alan Rayburn
Format
Book
Published
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, c2001.
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed
Language
English
Variant Title
Stories about Canadian place names
ISBN
0802047254 (bound), 0802082939 (pbk.)
Contents
  • Looking at Canada's Places from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and to the Arctic 13
  • Canada: A Native Name from the Land 13
  • How Canada Lost Its 'Dominion' 17
  • Canada: The North, South, East, and West of It 21
  • High Points across the Land 25
  • How Our National Parks Got Their Names 28
  • A Medley of Favourite Names 33
  • Riding Names: Some Gratifying, Some Grating 38
  • 'Hogtown' and Other Monikers across Canada 44
  • Scrutinizing Political Issues and Language Problems 49
  • Of Hatters and Capers, Townies and Trifluviens, and Other Monikers People Call Themselves 49
  • Pronouncing Names as the Locals Do 53
  • Sorting Out the Sound-Alikes and Look-Alikes 56
  • Standard Spelling Eliminates Confusion ... Usually 59
  • Who's to Blame for Mistake Names? 63
  • Acronyms ... Such as Kenora, Koocanusa, and Snafu Creek 67
  • Avoid the Apostrophe ... But Not Always 69
  • A New Name for Merged Municipalities Can Cause Quite a Fuss 72
  • When Names Become Politically Incorrect 77
  • Hot and Bothered by 'Disgusting' Names 82
  • Castle Mountain and Its Thirty-Five-Year Eisenhower Hiatus 86
  • Receiving Names from Abroad and Exporting Names 90
  • Touring the Middle East without Leaving Canada 90
  • Capitalizing on Foreign Capitals 95
  • Anzac to Zealandia: Names from Down Under 99
  • A Touch of Portuguese on the East Coast 103
  • Basque Legacy on Canada's East Coast 106
  • Spanish Names along Our West Coast 111
  • Hispanic-American Names across the Land 113
  • Crimean Victories Commemorated across Canada 118
  • Ladysmith to Mafeking: Names from South Africa 123
  • On the Western Front: Names from First World War Battles 128
  • Heavenly Places from Coast to Coast 131
  • Canadian Names around the World 135
  • Revealing Special Characteristics of Place Names and Generic Terms 140
  • Cities: Source of Pride, Broken Dreams 140
  • Sorting Out Ontario's Municipal Make-Up 144
  • Legacy of the Voyageurs on the Prairies 149
  • Of Tickles and Rips, Barachois and Bogans 152
  • Shakespeare Remembered in Many Canadian Names 155
  • Christmas Creek ... and Other Yuletide Honours 160
  • Of Valentines and Other Matters of the Heart 164
  • Giving the Devil His Due 168
  • Telenaming the Landscape 172
  • A Giggle, er, Gaggle of Ha! Ha!s 177
  • Adopting Names of Native Origin and Acknowledging Names Used by Indigenous Peoples 181
  • Aboriginal Place Names: We All Have Our Favourites 181
  • Indigenous Names for Aboriginal Places 183
  • Miramichi: Jacques Cartier in the 'Land of the Mi'kmaq' 187
  • Saskatoon: A Home-Made Name from a Home-Grown Fruit 189
  • Medicine Hat: Mystery, Romance, and Hints of Magic Below 194
  • Canada Has Its Mississippi River Too 197
  • In Canso, Survival Is a Tradition 202
  • Nanaimo: A City and a Sweet Dessert 206
  • We Have 'Honoured' the Moose 662 Times! 212
  • Examining the Names of Particular Places 216
  • Cupids, Nfld.: Britain's First Canadian Colony 216
  • Acadia: A Land without Boundaries 219
  • Montreal: A People's City beneath a King's Mountain 223
  • Meech Lake--of Accord Fame--and Other Lakes Nearby 225
  • Ottawa: A Capital Name from a Fur-Trading People 229
  • Toronto Has a Great Fish Tale to Tell 233
  • Flin Flon: A Strange 'Professor' on Even Stranger Ventures 238
  • Lake Laberge (Rhymes with Marge) and Other Yukon Names 240
  • Observing Selected Names in Particular Regions 243
  • Captain Vancouver's Legacy 243
  • Mackenzie Expeditions Left a Trail of Names 247
  • '88 Olympics: Calgary, Kananaskis, and Mount Allan 253
  • Thousand Islands: There Are Really 1,149 256
  • Relocating the Lost Villages 260
  • Great Divide Passes in the Rockies 264
  • Commemorating Prominent Individuals and Honouring Certain Family Names 269
  • Sir Guy Carleton: Names Recall a Revered Governor 269
  • Fraser: A Thoroughly Geographic Name 274
  • George Dawson: Inspiration for More thana Twenty-five Names 280
  • Victoria: The Most-Honoured Name in Canada 284
  • Canadian Tributes for Four Queen Elizabeths 287
  • Fit for the Prince of Wales 292
  • Vanier: Places Honouring an Illustrious Statesman 295
  • Reserving Lofty Peaks for Our Prime Ministers 299
  • A Mountain for Michener, a Lake for Leger 305
  • Laurier: Most-Commemorated Canadian 308
  • Remembering John F. Kennedy 312
  • Smith: We Are Blessed with 439 of Them! 316.
Description
xiv, 360 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes index.
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